Caely’s, Cape Town, Xhosa, Klezmer

Caely-Jo Levy has a passion for Yiddish Song - Photo Jon Dorfling (Yes I have permssion)

Caely-Jo Levy is a singer, songwriter, actress and choreographer based in Cape Town South Africa. She discovered a passion for Klezmer music after being asked to sing at the Yiddish Song Festival. This lead to her not only founding her own band “Yid Dish,” but even to spend time studying at the world famous YIVO institute for Jewish Research in New York.

We caught up with Caely-Jo and chatted about her acting, tour guiding, Yiddish song favourites  and a collaboration combing the clicks of Xhosa with Kletzmer. Caely-Jo also talks about her support for an upcoming concert for Waiting in the Wings SA, a group that was started during the lock-down to help artists affected by the Corona pandemic.

You can listen to Caely-Jo on her interview on Radio 101.9 Chai FM below:

You can book for Caely-Jo’s latest online show, Shtetl Stream 2, on the 9th  of August here

To support Waiting in the Wings SA and their latest online concert happening this Sunday on the 2nd of August check out their facebook 

You can hear more episodes of the New Blue Review here

About the Author
Benji Shulman is from Johannesburg, South Africa, he has a masters degree in Geography and has worked in a range of fields in the Jewish community including education, advocacy, environment and outreach. He loves radio and has a hosted numerous shows on 101.9 ChaiFm in the last decade.
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